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Spot prices for maleic anhydride (MA) briquettes in southeast Asia rebounded from a 21-month average low of $1,587.50/tonne CFR (cost & freight) SE (southeast) Asia on 25 April and then begun to stabilise. The prices ranged between $1,645/tonne and $1,675/tonne CFR SE Asia from mid-May to end-June.
Prices were supported by tight supply in the spot market which was mainly caused by low inventory levels at four Taiwanese producers who are major Asian MA exporters. This was a result of buyers’ eagerness to stock up between May and the first half of June as they had expected prices to rise.
Taiwanese producers were not keen to sell at lower prices as China-origin material was offered at and above $1,670/tonne CFR SE Asia. Offers from China were high as the majority of Chinese plants consume higher-cost feedstock benzene, rather than the more commonly used feedstock butane. Therefore, Asian prices were capped at $1,700/tonne CFR SE Asia as China-origin cargoes would likely flow into the Asia market if prices rise above that level.
Overall demand from the downstream butanediol (BDO) and unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) sectors was stable as the typical peak demand season in summer every mid-year is seemingly non-existent this year.
Updated to Q2 2014
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